Uber CEO Spars With Driver

All caught on video.

George Bowden
Created by George Bowden
On Mar 1, 2017

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

You’re raising the standards, and you’re dropping the prices.”

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

We’re not dropping the prices on black.

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

But in general the whole price is—

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

We have to; we have competitors; otherwise, we’d go out of business.

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

Competitors? Man, you had the business model in your hands. You could have the prices you want, but you choose to buy everybody a ride.

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

No, no no. You misunderstand me. We started high-end. We didn’t go low-end because we wanted to. We went low-end because we had to because we’d be out of business.

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

What? Lyft? It’s a piece of cake right there.

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

It seems like a piece of cake because I’ve beaten them. But if I didn’t do the things I did, we would have been beaten, I promise.

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

But people are not trusting you anymore. … I lost $97,000 because of you. I'm bankrupt because of you. Yes, yes, yes. You keep changing every day. You keep changing every day.

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

Hold on a second, what have I changed about Black? What have I changed?

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

You changed the whole business. You dropped the prices.

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

On black?

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

Yes, you did.

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

Bullshit.

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

We started with $20.

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

Bullshit.

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

We started with $20. How much is the mile now, $2.75?

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

You know what?

Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

What?

Travis Kalanick

Travis Kalanick say

Some people don't like to take responsibility for their own shit. They blame everything in their life on somebody else. Good luck!

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Fawzi Kamel

Fawzi Kamel say

Good luck to you, but I know [you're not] going to go far.

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